The Academy Awards

Season 78 Episode 1

The 78th Annual Academy Awards

Aired Sunday 8:30 PM Mar 05, 2006 on ABC

Episode Recap

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEPhilip Seymour Hoffman -- Capote ("Truman Capote") • Terrence Howard -- Hustle & Flow ("DJay") • Heath Ledger -- Brokeback Mountain ("Ennis Del Mar") • Joaquin Phoenix -- Walk the Line ("John R. Cash") • David Strathairn -- Good Night, and Good Luck. ("Edward R. Murrow") ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEGeorge Clooney -- Syriana ("Bob Barnes") • Matt Dillon -- Crash ("Officer Ryan") • Paul Giamatti -- Cinderella Man ("Joe Gould") • Jake Gyllenhaal -- Brokeback Mountain ("Jack Twist") • William Hurt -- A History of Violence ("Richie Cusack") ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE • Judi Dench -- Mrs. Henderson Presents ("Mrs. Laura Henderson") • Felicity Huffman -- Transamerica ("Bree") • Keira Knightley -- Pride & Prejudice ("Elizabeth Bennet") • Charlize Theron -- North Country ("Josey Aimes") • Reese Witherspoon -- Walk the Line ("June Carter") ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE • Amy Adams -- Junebug ("Ashley") • Catherine Keener -- Capote ("Nelle Harper Lee") • Frances McDormand -- North Country ("Glory") • Rachel Weisz -- The Constant Gardener ("Tessa Quayle") • Michelle Williams -- Brokeback Mountain ("Alma") ANIMATED FEATURE FILMHowl's Moving Castle -- Hayao Miyazaki • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride -- Mike Johnson and Tim Burton • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit -- Nick Park and Steve Box ART DIRECTIONGood Night, and Good Luck. -- Art Direction: Jim Bissell; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -- Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan • King Kong -- Art Direction: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Simon Bright • Memoirs of a Geisha -- Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gretchen RauPride & Prejudice -- Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer CINEMATOGRAPHYBatman Begins -- Wally Pfister • Brokeback Mountain -- Rodrigo Prieto • Good Night, and Good Luck. -- Robert Elswit • Memoirs of a Geisha -- Dion BeebeThe New World -- Emmanuel Lubezki COSTUME DESIGNCharlie and the Chocolate Factory -- Gabriella Pescucci • Memoirs of a Geisha -- Colleen AtwoodMrs. Henderson Presents -- Sandy Powell • Pride & Prejudice -- Jacqueline Durran • Walk the Line -- Arianne Phillips DIRECTINGBrokeback Mountain -- Ang LeeCapote -- Bennett Miller • Crash -- Paul Haggis • Good Night, and Good Luck. -- George Clooney • Munich -- Steven Spielberg DOCUMENTARY (Feature)Darwin's Nightmare -- Hubert Sauper • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room -- Alex Gibney and Jason Kliot • March of the Penguins -- Luc Jacquet and Yves DarondeauMurderball -- Henry-Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro Street Fight -- Marshall Curry DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject)The Death of Kevin Carter: Casualty of the Bang Bang Club -- Dan Krauss • God Sleeps in Rwanda -- Kimberlee Acquaro and Stacy Sherman • The Mushroom Club -- Steven Okazaki • A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin -- Corinne Marrinan and Eric Simonson FILM EDITINGCinderella Man -- Mike Hill and Dan Hanley • The Constant Gardener -- Claire Simpson • Crash -- Hughes WinborneMunich -- Michael Kahn • Walk the Line -- Michael McCusker FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMDon't Tell -- Italy • Joyeux Noël -- France • Paradise Now -- The Palestinian Territories • Sophie Scholl - The Final Days -- Germany • Tsotsi -- South Africa MAKEUPThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -- Howard Berger and Tami LaneCinderella Man -- David Leroy Anderson and Lance Anderson • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith -- Dave Elsey and Nikki Gooley MUSIC (Original Score)Brokeback Mountain -- Gustavo SantaolallaThe Constant Gardener -- Alberto Iglesias • Memoirs of a Geisha -- John Williams • Munich -- John Williams • Pride & Prejudice -- Dario Marianelli MUSIC (Original Song) • "In the Deep" from Crash -- Music by Kathleen "Bird" York and Michael Becker; Lyric by Kathleen "Bird" York • "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow -- Music and Lyric by Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard • "Travelin' Thru" from Transamerica -- Music and Lyric by Dolly Parton BEST PICTUREBrokeback Mountain -- Diana Ossana and James Schamus, Producers • Capote -- Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven, Producers • Crash -- Paul Haggis and Cathy Schulman, ProducersGood Night, and Good Luck. -- Grant Heslov, Producer • Munich -- Kathleen Kennedy, Steven Spielberg and Barry Mendel, Producers SHORT FILM (Animated)Badgered -- Sharon Colman • The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation -- John Canemaker and Peggy SternThe Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello -- Anthony Lucas • 9 -- Shane Acker • One Man Band -- Andrew Jimenez and Mark Andrews SHORT FILM (Live Action)Ausreisser (The Runaway) -- Ulrike Grote • Cashback -- Sean Ellis and Lene Bausager • The Last Farm -- Rúnar Rúnarsson and Thor S. Sigurjónsson • Our Time Is Up -- Rob Pearlstein and Pia Clemente • Six Shooter -- Martin McDonagh SOUND EDITINGKing Kong -- Mike Hopkins and Ethan Van der RynMemoirs of a Geisha -- Wylie Stateman • War of the Worlds -- Richard King SOUND MIXINGThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -- Terry Porter, Dean A. Zupancic and Tony Johnson • King Kong -- Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond PeekMemoirs of a Geisha -- Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Rick Kline and John Pritchett • Walk the Line -- Paul Massey, D.M. Hemphill and Peter F. Kurland • War of the Worlds -- Andy Nelson, Anna Behlmer and Ronald Judkins VISUAL EFFECTSThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -- Dean Wright, Bill Westenhofer, Jim Berney and Scott Farrar • King Kong -- Joe Letteri, Brian Van't Hul, Christian Rivers and Richard TaylorWar of the Worlds -- Dennis Muren, Pablo Helman, Randal M. Dutra and Daniel Sudick WRITING (Adapted Screenplay)Brokeback Mountain -- Screenplay by Larry McMurtry & Diana OssanaCapote -- Screenplay by Dan Futterman • The Constant Gardener -- Screenplay by Jeffrey Caine • A History of Violence -- Screenplay by Josh Olson • Munich -- Screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth WRITING (Original Screenplay)Crash -- Screenplay by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco; Story by Paul HaggisGood Night, and Good Luck. -- Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov • Match Point -- Written by Woody Allen • The Squid and the Whale -- Written by Noah Baumbach • Syriana -- Written by Stephen Gaghan HONORARY AWARD • To Robert Altman in recognition of a career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike. GORDON E. SAWYER AWARDGary Demos
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